22 February 2019

This Week in Royal Jewels: February 14-21


February 14-21, 2019

We've got all kinds of sparkle in our royal jewel roundup today -- don't forget to vote for your favorites in the poll below!


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15. The Duchess of Sussex wore her Pippa Small Herkimer diamond stud earrings with a golden bracelet and her golden "love" ring for lunch in New York on Tuesday.


21 February 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Greek Emerald Parure Tiara



Queen Elisabeth of the Hellenes wears the kokoshnik version of the tiara from the Greek Emerald Parure in a portrait, ca. 1920s; more on this evolving diadem over here!


Regal Purple Jewels at the Palace

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In the middle of February, what could be more appropriate than a bright violet outfit and an amethyst brooch for the Queen at Buckingham Palace?


20 February 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Vladimir Sapphire Kokoshnik

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Queen Marie of Romania wears the Vladimir Sapphire Kokoshnik in a portrait, ca. 1920s; more on the tiara over here!


Caroline, Karl, and the Rose Ball

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On Tuesday, we learned of the death of Karl Lagerfeld, the famed designer and creative director of Chanel. Royal fans will recognize Karl as one of the close friends of Princess Caroline of Monaco. Today, we've got a retrospective of Karl and Caroline together at the annual Rose Ball, an event that he often helped design.

19 February 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Greville Emerald Kokoshnik

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Princess Eugenie of York wears the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik at her wedding to Jack Brooksbank, October 2018; more on the remarkable tiara here!


Queen Letizia Reaches for Rubies

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Red is definitely Queen Letizia of Spain's color, and over the last few days, she's worn two pairs of earrings set with gorgeous rubies.


18 February 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Swedish Aquamarine Kokoshnik

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Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden wears the family's Aquamarine Kokoshnik at the Nobel Prize Banquet, December 2017; more on the tiara over here!


In Memoriam: Lee Radziwill

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We learned this weekend that Lee Radziwill, the sister of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis who once married a Polish prince, has died at the age of 85. To celebrate her fabulous life, today we're looking at some of her glamorous jewelry looks from the 1960s and today.


17 February 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Dutch Star Tiara

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Queen Maxima of the Netherlands wears the Dutch Star Tiara at her wedding to King Willem-Alexander, February 2002; more on the tiara over here!


The Saskatchewan Tourmaline Brooch

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Many of the pieces that the Queen wears on a regular basis have serious heirloom pedigrees, but she also frequently receives new items of jewelry, especially as she reaches major milestones and celebrates big anniversary. Today's piece, a lovely brooch made of tourmalines, was presented to HM by the Lieutenant-Governor of Saskatchewan.


16 February 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Poltimore Tiara

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The Poltimore Tiara is displayed at an open house at Christie's in New York ahead of its sale in London, 2006; more on the tiara's history over here!


The Tavistock Amethysts

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February is the birthstone month of the glorious purple amethyst, and today's sparkler, the Tavistock Amethyst Tiara, features some of the largest amethysts you’ll ever see in a diadem.


15 February 2019

The Daily Diadem: Queen Mary's Fringe Tiara

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Princess Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth II) of the United Kingdom wears Queen Mary's Fringe Tiara for her wedding to the Duke of Edinburgh, November 1947; more on the tiara over here!


This Week in Royal Jewels: February 8-14


February 8-14, 2019

We've got another jam-packed royal jewel roundup for you this week -- don't forget to vote for your favorites in the poll below!


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20. For a gala performance at the Natural History Museum in London on Tuesday, the Duchess of Sussex wore her teeny diamond-set clover earrings.


14 February 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Cameo Tiara

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Princess Desiree of Sweden wears the Cameo Tiara at her wedding to Baron Niclas Silfverschiöld, June 1964; much more on this heirloom tiara over here!


A Victoria and Albert Valentine from Kate

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The Duchess of Cambridge was at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London on Wednesday evening, wearing an ensemble and jewels perfectly suited for the night before Valentine's Day.


13 February 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Diamond Vine Leaves Tiara

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Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie of Luxembourg wears the family's Diamond Vine Leaves Tiara at a gala held the night before her wedding, October 2012; more on the tiara here!


Emeralds for Mathilde in Brussels

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Wearing shades of emerald from head to toe, Queen Mathilde of the Belgians visited the Belgian Royal Academy of Medicine in Brussels on Tuesday.


12 February 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Japanese Crown Princely Wedding Tiara

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Crown Princess (now Empress) Michiko of Japan wears the Japanese Crown Princely Wedding Tiara in a portrait, June 1971; more on the tiara and its matching jewels here!


The Queen's Sandringham Season Brooch Roundup

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Every year, the Queen resides at the Sandringham estate in Norfolk from the middle of December until the second week of February. Now that she's officially back in London, here's a roundup of some of the brooches we saw this Sandringham Season!


11 February 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Khedive of Egypt Tiara

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Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark wears the Khedive of Egypt Tiara at her wedding to King Constantine II of Greece in Athens, September 1964; learn more about this important family wedding tiara over here!


Very Royal Jewels for Kate at the BAFTAs

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge gussied up on Sunday and headed to the BAFTAs -- and Kate brought a couple of very royal pieces of jewelry along with her.

10 February 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Orleans Sapphire and Diamond Tiara

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Isabelle of Orleans, Duchess of Guise wears the family's diamond and sapphire tiara in a portrait by Boissonnas and Taponier, ca. 1930; learn much more about the family's sapphires here!


Sweden's Royals Celebrate Childhood in Stockholm

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Four members of the Swedish royal family gathered at a restaurant in Stockholm on Thursday to mark the 20th anniversary of one of Queen Silvia's most important initiatives: the World Childhood Foundation.


09 February 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Countess of Paris's Chaumet Pearl Tiara

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Isabelle of Orleans, Countess of Paris wears a diamond and pearl tiara from Chaumet for an event in France, October 1992; the tiara was made in 1950 and loaned to Isabelle


Queen Sirikit's Ruby Floral Bandeau

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Queen Sirikit of Thailand is the owner of a truly incredible collection of jewels. Today, we're taking a closer look at one of her more modern pieces: her ruby floral bandeau.

08 February 2019

The Daily Diadem: Princess Marie's Cabochon Tiara

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Marie of Orleans, wife of Prince Gundakar of Liechtenstein, wears a tiara set with green cabochons -- perhaps jade? -- at a reception following the wedding of Leka of Albania, October 2016; the tiara has been in Princess Marie's collection for several years


This Week in Royal Jewels: February 1-7


February 1-7, 2019

Royal receptions, a major royal trip, and a celebration of life gave us some fascinating jewels this week. Don't forget to vote for your favorites in the poll below!


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20. The Princess Royal wore gold stud earrings on Saturday for the Six Nations match between Scotland and Italy in Edinburgh.


07 February 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Diamond Lattice Bracelet Bandeau

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Isabelle of Orleans wears a convertible diamond lattice bracelet (borrowed from her mother, the Countess of Paris) as a bandeau at the theater in London, April 1962; the jewel was later inherited by Isabelle's brother, Michel of Orleans, Count of Evreux


Redesign It: The Brazilian Aquamarine Tiara

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We're bringing back a favorite feature today: "Redesign It," which allows you to exercise your inner Queen Mary! Today's target tiara: the grand diadem from the Brazilian Aquamarine Parure.


06 February 2019

The Daily Diadem: Princess Henriette's Beaded Bandeau



Princess Henriette of Belgium, wife of Prince Emmanuel, Duke of Vendome, wears a beaded bandeau in a postcard portrait, ca. 1910s; unfortunately, I don't have any additional information about the bandeau to share


Mathilde's Earrings in Mozambique

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Queen Mathilde of the Belgians traveled to Mozambique this week with the United Nations for a visit focused on sustainable development goals, and we saw a lovely trio of earrings on her first day in the country.


05 February 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Aosta Knots and Stars Tiara

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Claude of Orleans wears the Aosta Knots and Stars Tiara for her wedding to Amedeo of Savoy, July 1964; read more on the tiara's history here!


Crown Princess Mary's Black and White Pearl Necklace

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Today, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark marks her birthday. To celebrate one of the most elegant royal women in Europe, we've got a closer look at a sentimental piece from her jewelry box: her black and white pearl necklace.


04 February 2019

The Daily Diadem: The de Tornos Turquoise Tiara

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Philomena de Tornos y Steinhart wears the diamond and turquoise tiara from the de Tornos family for her religious wedding to Jean of Orleans, Duke of Vendome in Senlis, May 2009; more on the unusual tiara over here!


Memorial Jewels: Funeral of the Count of Paris

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On Saturday, royals and pretenders from around the world gathered in Dreux for the funeral of Henri of Orleans, one of the claimants of the French throne.


03 February 2019

The Daily Diadem: Queen Alexandra's Turquoise Circlet

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Princess Astrid, Mrs. Ferner wears Queen Alexandra's Turquoise Circlet for a state banquet in Oslo in honor of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, May 2001; learn more about this Norwegian-British royal heirloom over here!


Jewels on Film: VICTORIA (Season 3, Episode 3)


Time for yet another look at the jewels from the most recent episode of Victoria! This week, Victoria and Albert argued about little Bertie's education, and Victoria and Palmerston quarreled about Louis Kossuth. There were attempts at extramarital shenanigans, and no tiaras to speak of. Let's have a look at the jewels we did spot in the episode.


02 February 2019

The Daily Diadem: The Maltese Cross Bandeau

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Queen Sonja of Norway wears the bandeau base of the Maltese Cross Circlet for the American-Scandinavian Foundation Annual Gala Dinner in New York, October 2002; read more about this fascinating diadem here!


The Norwegian Amethyst Parure Tiara

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As we roll into February, it's time to focus on the month's gorgeous birthstone: the amethyst. Today, we're looking at the tiara and jewels from the Norwegian Amethyst Parure.


01 February 2019

The Daily Diadem: Queen Josefina's Diamond Tiara

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Queen Sonja of Norway wears Queen Josefina's Diamond Tiara for a banquet in Lisbon, May 2008; learn more about this important royal tiara here!


This Week in Royal Jewels: January 25-31


January 25-31, 2019

We've got a major range of royal jewels to enjoy this week! Don't forget to vote for your favorites in the poll below...


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20. The Duchess of Sussex wore sleek, modern earrings on Wednesday for a visit to the National Theatre in London. (More over here!